A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Stuart and John’s Sugar House

February 10, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated February 15, 2019

Stuart & John’s is a family run maple sugar house and restaurant in rural western New Hampshire. One of the supercub.org pilots discovered it and found the great-grandfather in the family, Roger, loves airplanes. He keeps the neighboring fields open for airplanes and helicopters. A group of Super Cubs flies in every Thursday for his […]

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Ice Flying Time

Emilie Phillips
updated February 13, 2019

I flew up to Alton Bay last Sunday with four other Brookline pilots. The runway on Lake Winnipesaukee is the only official ice runway in the lower 48 states. I worried the ice would be too thin after the rain-thaw-refreeze cycles that week, or it would be half refrozen with slush between ice layers. Thankfully, […]

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Short and Easy Greeley Ponds

February 2, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated February 7, 2019

Thor and I, and six participants skied up two miles from the Kancamagus highway to Greeley Ponds to see the views and catch a few turns on the way back down. We delayed our start until 10AM because the morning low was -1F and the forecast high 15F. This route is somewhat steep for cross […]

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Zealand Notch

January 26, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated January 31, 2019

I led an AMC trip up to Zealand Notch. I always like the views up there, a reward for the 7.5 mile ski in. Only one participant signed up. I think because it had poured rain mid-week and everyone expected the snow to be dreadful. It wasn’t. There was a firm layer topped with one […]

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How to backcountry ski with a baby

Emilie Phillips
updated February 15, 2019

An outdoorsy friend, who is expecting, asked me how I took Isaac skiing when he was a baby. Here is the advice I gave her. These suggestions come from my husband and my experience cross country skiing and Telemark skiing in New Hampshire with our one week to four month old baby, Isaac. We enjoyed […]

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Overnight at Orford

January 19, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated January 24, 2019

Lunch time, on the Saturday of Martin Luther King Jr weekend, we met my friend Benoît from Canada, and towed our gear to an off grid cabin. We would spend the weekend cross country skiing Quebec’s Parc national du Mont-Orford. Rustic Cabin Of all the modern conveniences, I discovered one I can’t do without. No […]

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Skiing at Jackson

January 13, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated January 16, 2019

We went cross country skiing up at Jackson. There’s no snow at our house, or even at our local cross country ski area, Windblown. So instead we went north to the Jackson ski touring center. The snow was a bit stiff, especially down low, but the grooming was good. And it was a brilliant blue […]

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Binney Hill

January 6, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated January 15, 2019

Still no snow on the ground this winter. Tyson spent the day working on the Bearhawk skis. I took Isaac for a hike. Isaac wanted to find more caves on Monadnock, but I said no. The air was a few degrees warmer than last weekend, when the whole family climbed Monadnock. But it was still […]

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